Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $46K annually on average but can range from $31K to $60K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although a majority have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, around two in five claim no health benefits at all. Most Veterinary Practice Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,765 - $61,479
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,459
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$13.27 - $23.09
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,765 - $61,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,765  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,534 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,765  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,534 - $59,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Many Veterinary Practice Managers move into a Practice Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $53K per year.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Survey results suggest that Veterinary Practice Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Human Resources, Inventory Management, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable, Operations Management, and Payroll Administration. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Veterinary Practice Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $45K. For Veterinary Practice Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $48K.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$43,000

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Inventory Management
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 40%